U.S. First Ladies
U.S. First Ladies
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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, 2009–
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Michelle Robinson Obama 2009– "For the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country..." REALLY???
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton, 1993-2001
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Hillary Rodham Clinton (born 1947) US Senator, First Lady, and Secretary of State
Hilary Rodham Clinton - who I feel should be the next Democratic U.S. President when Obama steps down. She is a bold "Wonder Woman" of politics with a strong team to support.
Hillary Clinton. Smart, strong woman! This is what a role model looks like. Ann Romney and her dancing horses just don't compare.
Barbara Pierce Bush, 1989–1993
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Barbara Bush: "Somewhere out there in this audience may be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well!" / Only two women in history have been the wife of one U.S. president and the mother of another. The first was Abigail Smith Adams; her husband, John Adams, was elected in 1796 and her son, John Quincy Adams, in 1824. The second was Barbara Pierce Bush.
Married by age 19 and mother to six children, Barbara Bush had lived many lives before she became First Lady at age 63, having lived in 28 homes in 17 cities. With her children grown and her husband the Director of the CIA, Mrs. Bush began to dedicate herself to promoting literacy across the country. In addition to speaking at events, she... (Official White House photograph, 1989. Library of Congress.) #FirstLadies #BarbaraBush
Barbara Bush: wife of George Bush, mother of Jeb and George W. A strong woman in her own right.
First Lady Barbara Bush wearing diamonds and pearls #BarbaraBush #diamonds #pearls
Nancy Davis Robbins Reagan, 1981–1989
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First Lady Nancy Davis Reagan (July 6, 1921 - Present) (92) is the widow of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, and was First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. She was First Lady of California January 3, 1967 – January 6, 1975. She was an actress in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s . Nancy Reagan launched the "Just Say No" drug awareness campaign in 1982. The couple had 2 children, Patti and Ron.
First Lady Nancy Davis Reagan (President Ronald Reagan) caused controversy after purchasing new china for the White House during a nationwide depression.
Eleanor Rosalynn Smith Carter, 1977–1981
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First Lady Rosalynn Smith Carter, whose first name is Eleanor. She is not well known to today's school children, but was an advocate for more enlightened treatment for sufferers of mental health disorders.
Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Warren Bloomer Ford, 1974–1977
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ELIZABETH ANN BLOOMER WARREN "BETTY" FORD (April 8, 1918 – July 8, 2011), was First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977 during the presidency of her husband Gerald Ford. As First Lady, she was active in social policy and created precedents as a politically active presidential wife.
Betty Bloomer Ford - First Lady 1974-1977
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Thelma "Pat" Catherine Ryan Nixon, 1969–1974
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Born Thelma Catherine Patricia Ryan, Pat Nixon was married to President Richard Nixon. First Lady to declare herself pro-choice regarding abortion and she urged appointment of a woman to the supreme Court.
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Patricia Nixon was married to President Richard Nixon.
Claudia "Lady Bird" Alta Taylor Johnson, 1963–1969
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"Lady Bird" Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson, wife of United States President Lyndon Johnson
Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson (December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007) was First Lady of the United States (1963–69) during the presidency of her husband, Lyndon B. Johnson.
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Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson (née Taylor) was born December 22, 1912 in Karnack, TX, and died July 11, 2007 in West Lake Hills, TX. She assumed office on November 22, 1963 and served as the 39th First Lady of the United States. Her husband, Lyndon Baines Johnson, served as the 36th President of the United States.
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy, 1961–1963
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Jackie Kennedy. First Lady. Wife of the 35th President of the United States. She is remembered for her contributions to the arts and preservation of historic architecture, her style, elegance, and grace. A fashion icon,she is remember for her famous pink Chanel suit, one of the lasting images of the 1960s. After the death of JFK, The London Evening Standard stated that "Jacqueline Kennedy has given the American people the one thing they have always lacked: Majesty."
(July 28, 1929 - May 19, 1994) Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, First Lady 1961-1963, was the wife of John F. Kennedy. During his Presidency, "Jackie Kennedy" became known mostly for her fashion sense and for her redecoration of the White House. After the assassination of her husband in Dallas on November 22, 1963, she was honored for her dignity in her time of grief.
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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994), commonly known as Jackie O, was the wife of President John F. Kennedy. Jackie Kennedy served as the First Lady for the duration of President Kennedy's service until his assassination. She later married shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis and went on to become a renowned book editor in the later years of her life. Her fashionable style, consummate grace and elegance has had an extensive influence for decades.
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Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower, 1953–1961
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A portrait of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, wife of President Dwight Eisenhower
Mamie Doud Eisenhower (1896 - 1979) Former first lady of the US, wife of US president Dwight Eisenhower 34th #President of the United States 36th #FirstLady #PresidentsOfUSA
Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower the wife of Dwight Ike Eisenhower (president 1953 - 1961). They were married 36 years when he became president and since he was a general as well she was a well versed hostess. She was the first to hire an "acting secretary to the President's wife." She loved greeting strangers at the White House often shaking hundreds of hands each day.
Elizabeth "Bess" Virginia Wallace Truman, 1945–1953
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Bess Truman 33th First Lady of the US 1945-1953 (She found the White House lock of privacy distasteful. She was not regularly present in Washington. She remains the longest- lived First Lady in US history)
Bess Truman (née Elizabeth Virginia Wallace) (February 13, 1885 – October 18, 1982), was the wife of 33th President Harry S. Truman and First Lady of the United States from 1945 to 1953.She had known her future husband since they attended the same school in Independence, Missouri. were married on June 28, 1919, At 34 and 35, As First Lady, she did not enjoy big social events, and was relieved to quit Washington. Dying at 97, she remains the longest-lived First Lady. They had one daughter.
Picture of First Lady Bess Truman, wife of President Harry S Truman
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, 1933–1945
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32nd first lady Eleanor Roosevelt 1933-1945 Married to Franklin D. Roosevelt. She has many famous quotes.anor Roosevelt, American First Lady married to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, humanitarian, adviser, and active United Nations representative. During her time as First Lady, she proved to be an invaluable adviser to President Roosevelt. She was an advocate for child welfare, housing reform, and equal rights for women and racial minorities. She resigned from the Daughters
Lou Henry Hoover, 1929–1933
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First Lady Lou Hoover Birthplace Waterloo, Iowa Date of Marriage February 10, 1899
First Lady Lou Henry Hoover. Wife of President Herbert Hoover.
Lou Henry Hoover (1874-1944) was the wife of President Herbert Hoover and two term President of the Girl Scouts, in 1922-25 and 1935-37. She was the first woman to receive a geology degree from Stanford University and the first lady ever to speak an Asian language. She has Girl Scout camps established in her name and led the first Girl Scout cookie drive in 1935. Click through to read more.
Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1923–1929
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(January 3, 1879 - July 8, 1957) Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge was a teacher of the deaf when she married Calvin Coolidge (president 1923 - 1929). She focused her duties as First Lady on remodeling and charities, helping her husband establish a reputation for seriousness and frugality. After leaving the White House and after her husband died, Grace Coolidge traveled and wrote magazine articles.
Florence Mabel de Wolfe Kling Harding, 1921-1923
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29th First Lady Florence Mabel Harding
PRIOR TO HER ROLE AS FIRST LADY, FLORENCE HARDING attended Cincinnati Conservatory of Music -- for a transitory, halcyon time -- until her father pulled her out because he didn't like her companions. At 19, she was pregnant. Two years later she would be abandoned by the man she said was her husband. At 31, she was married to WARREN G. HARDING, newspaper magnate and unrepentant philanderer. Mrs. Harding ended up running much of her husband's paper. . . .
Florence Mabel Kling Harding, previously DeWolfe (August 15, 1860 – November 21, 1924), wife of President Warren G. Harding, was the First Lady of the United States from 1921 to 1923. She married the somewhat-younger Harding when he was a newspaper publisher in Ohio, and she was acknowledged as the brains behind the business. Known as The Duchess, she adapted well to the White House, where she gave notably elegant parties. She was the 31st First Lady, wife of the 29th President of the USA.
Edith Galt Bolling Wilson, 1915–1921 (Second wife of Woodrow Wilson)
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Edith Bolling Galt Wilson (October 15, 1872 — December 28, 1961), second wife of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, was First Lady of the United States from 1915 to 1921. President Wilson suffered a severe stroke in October 1919. Edith Wilson began to screen all matters of state and decided which were important enough to bring to the bedridden president. She was the 30th First Lady. Married to the 28th President of the US.
First Lady Edith Wilson AKA Edith Bolling Second wife of US President Woodrow Wilson (October 15, 1872 — December 28, 1961) ♡❤❤❤♡❤♡❤❤❤♡ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Wilson
Ellen Louise Axson Wilson, 1913–1914 (First wife of Woodrow Wilson)
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Ellen Axson Wilson (May 15, 1860 – August 6, 1914), first wife of Woodrow Wilson, was First Lady of the United States from 1913 until her death .Born Ellen Louise Axson in Savannah, Georgia, the daughter of the Reverend Samuel Edward Axson, a Presbyterian minister, and Margaret Jane (née Hoyt) Axson, Ellen was a lady of refined tastes with a fondness for art, music and literature. She was the 28th First Lady of the US.
Ellen Wilson - Woodrow Wilson’s first wife was the only professional artist to become first lady. After her death in the White House, her husband married Edith Wilson, a direct descendant of American Indian princess Pocahontas
Helen Louise Herron Taft, 1909–1913
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A portrait of First Lady Helen Herron Taft, wife of President William H. Taft. Helen Louise Herron "Nellie" Taft (June 2, 1861 – May 22, 1943) wife of William Howard Taft
(June 2, 1861 - May 22, 1943) Her father's law partner was Rutherford B. Hayes, and Helen Herron Taft was impressed with the idea of being married to a president. She urged her husband, William Howard Taft (president 1909 - 1913), in his political career, and supported him with public appearances. After the inauguration, she suffered a stroke. She was the first First Lady to give interviews to the press. It was her idea to bring cherry trees to Washington, DC. She is buried at Arlington.
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, 1901-1909
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Edith Roosevelt - Former First Lady of the United States. Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt was the second wife of President Theodore Roosevelt and served as First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1901 to 1909. Born: August 6, 1861, Norwich, CT. Died: September 30, 1948, Oyster Bay, NY. Spouse: Theodore Roosevelt (m. 1886–1919). Education: Harvard University Children: Kermit Roosevelt, Quentin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Ethel Roosevelt Derby, Archibald Roosevelt.
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt (1861 - 1948) - Second wife of Theodore Roosevelt. Known as an excellent First Lady. She oversaw the restoration of the White House and separation of the living space from public offices.
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Ida Saxton McKinley, 1897–1901
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Ida McKinley A portrait of First Lady Ida Saxton McKinley, wife of President William McKinley
First Lady Ida Saxton McKinley (June 8, 1847 – May 26, 1907), wife of William McKinley 25th #President of the United States . Ida McKinley...A tender hearted woman who loved her husband. They grieved the loss of two babies. Ida never recovered from the heart break. She also suffered from seizures. President McKinley broke protocol during White House dinners in order to have his wife seated next to him.
Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison, 1889–1893
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First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison, whose hobby was painting china. Some of her pieces can still be seen at the White House.
Caroline Harrison: Wife of President Benjamin Harrison, played an active role as first lady, overseeing major renovations to the White House including adding electricity, updating plumbing, and adding additional floors. She painted the White House china and had the first Christmas tree erected in the White House. Caroline Harrison was also a huge proponent for women's rights. She was the first president-general of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Frances Clara Folsom Cleveland, 1886–1889 and 1893–1897
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22nd First lady Frances Folsom Cleveland (1864 –1947) - the wife of Grover Cleveland 22nd and 24th President of the United States Twenty-one when her husband took office, she became and remains the youngest First Lady. President Cleveland first took office in March 1893. He proposed in a letter in August 1885. They announced the engagement just 5 days before they were married on June 2, 1886 at the White House.
Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur - wife of Pres. Chester Arthur - Their marriage was a little strained because she was loyalties to the Confederacy, while her husband was not. They had 3 children (one son died at the age of 3) - another son and a daughter lived to adulthood. In January, 1880, Ellen caught a cold & quickley developed pneumonia. She died 2 days later at 42.
Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur, 1881-1885
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Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur (August 30, 1837 – January 12, 1880) Married to Chester A. Arthur, in office 1881-1885. Chester A. Arthur: Born: 10-5-1829, Fairfield, Vermont - Died: 11-18 -1886, New York City. Children - William, Chester, & Ellen 21st #President of the United States 22nd #FirstLady (Ellen past away a year before the President took office) First Lady rolls were filled by Mary Arthur McElroy, The President's Sister.
Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur - Wife of 21st President Chester Alan Arthur
21st First lady Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur - wife of Pres. Chester Arthur - Their marriage was a little strained because she was loyalties to the Confederacy, while her husband was not. They had 3 children (one son died at the age of 3) - another son and a daughter lived to adulthood. In January, 1880, Ellen caught a cold & quickley developed pneumonia. She died 2 days later at 42. Her sister Mary Arthur McElroy served as hostess after Ellens death.
Photos of all of the First Ladies - really interesting. This picture is of Ellen Herndon Arthur (married to Chester Arthur). How gorgeous was she?! (© Rex Features)
Lucretia Rudolph Garfield, 1881